Math 246 Grading Policies, Fall 2013
Your course grade will be based on the sum of
The maximum total score possible for the course is 700 points.
The point cutoffs for course grades
| your three in-class exam scores (maximum of 100 points each)
your Final Exam score (maximum of 200 points)
your five best Matlab project scores (maximum 20 of points each)
your ten best homework scores (maximum of 10 points each)
|| --- 300 points (about 43.857%),
--- 200 points (about 28.571%),
--- 100 points (about 14.286%),
--- 100 points (about 14.286%).
will be no higher (and might be a bit lower) than those set
forth in the following table:
Pluses and minuses might be awarded to those whose point total is close to a cutoff.
| 630 points (90%) for a grade of A
560 points (80%) for a grade of B
490 points (70%) for a grade of C
420 points (60%) for a grade of D
Anyone whose final exam grade is above the next highest course grade cutoff
will be advanced over that cutoff if they are within 15 points of it.
Qualitative factors such as your class participation might also be
taken into account when determining your course grade.
Almost all students will be given a course grade that is within
one letter grade of their final exam grade.
No one will be given a course grade that differs from their final exam grade by more than two letter grades.
The course grade of I will be awarded only if all the following
conditions are met:
- You have completed all but a small portion of the required work.
- You have an average grade of C or better on the work completed.
- You have a valid reason for not completing the course on time.
- You agree to make up the material within a short period of time.
- You request the incomplete no later than the day after the final exam.
Academic Integrity Policies
The University has a nationally recognized
Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the
Student Honor Council.
It is expected that all students will abide by this code during
all assignments, quizzes, and examinations in this course.
A summary of the code can be found on
The Student Honor Council proposed and the University Senate approved
an Honor Pledge.
Each student will be asked to handwrite and sign the
University of Maryland Honor Pledge on each examination.
This Pledge reads:
I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any
unauthorized assistance on this examination.
Visit the Student Honor Council webpage about the
University of Maryland Honor Pledge.